Dr. Atilla Alp

What To Know About Hair Transplant Risks And How To Avoid Them

Hair transplant surgery is a serious life decision. Some patients are concerned that the risks of a surgical operation on their scalp will exceed the benefits of a long-term hair loss therapy.

All respectable hair transplant clinics should be upfront with you about the hazards associated with their procedure. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about the hazards of hair transplantation.

Procedures for FUT hair transplantation

The FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) procedure involves removing a thin strip of skin from the donor area and extracting the follicular units (grafts) from it. The bald spots are subsequently filled up with these individual hair follicles. The back of the head wound is sutured with a specific procedure that leaves a little scar that can be hidden by the hair.

If the treating doctor does not master this method or does it insufficiently, a bulging scar at the back of the head, the donor area, may emerge. Infections and inflammations might also emerge as a result of the relatively large wound.

The possibilities of these issues are modest, but they are higher than with newer procedures like FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) (Direct Hair Implantation).

Procedures for FUE and DHI hair transplantation

The grafts are taken individually from the donor area with the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) techniques.

After that, the individual hair follicles are implanted into the recipient location. The wound area is substantially smaller, especially in the donor location, which reduces the chance of infection.

When placing the grafts into the recipient area, the FUE process necessitates extremely exact, accurate, and focused effort. Of course, achieving a natural-looking result and paying attention to the direction of growth of the transplanted hairs is also vital.

Inexperienced doctors and their teams may struggle in this environment. After the transplant, the hairline, for example, may appear artificial and unpleasant.

What are the potential dangers of a hair transplant?

The treatment is minimally invasive and conducted under local anesthesia. In most cases, it is absolutely painless.

You may experience some stiffness and/or numbness in your scalp following the operation. After a few days, this should be gone.

It is also typical for the scalp to swell following a hair transplant. This is partly owing to the local anesthetic injected beneath the skin, and partly due to the accumulated wound fluid.

Infections might develop in the incisions produced during the hair transplant procedure. Work must be done in sterile settings to avoid infections. When picking a hair transplant facility, ensure sure the medical standards are up to par.

Itching is a common side effect of the surgery. Hair, especially curly or frizzy hair, can grow inwards, making the healing process a little painful. It is possible to avoid infection by not scratching the itchy places.

Shortly after the hair transplantation, the transplanted hairs are likely to fall out. After hair transplantation, the hair follicles must regrow, which might take up to three months. The hair, on the other hand, will regrow normally afterward.

What can I do to reduce the danger?

Of However, as a patient, you can take steps to reduce the risks associated with a hair transplant.

Don’t go into the operation with unrealistic expectations: Even with a hair transplant, there are some limitations, such as in terms of hair fullness. You will not get a lion’s mane if your hair was already thin before the surgery.

Hair is simply redistributed from the donor region to the recipient area to fill in bald patches in a hair transplant. The better the result, the more hair the surgeon can remove from this location.

There should be virtually no negative side effects after a hair transplant if you follow your doctor’s instructions to the letter. To achieve the best effect, you should take care of yourself and your scalp as much as possible in the days following the operation.

If you are thinking about getting a hair transplant and have questions, please get in touch with us. We will be pleased to help you. You can reach out to us via phone or come to our clinic in Istanbul, Turkey.